Li Ming, Rendering the Mind, 2017, video still

Double entendres and word plays abound in this exhibition, which is intent on displaying the dual contexts that result from cultural translation, often with comical results. Zhang Lehua delights in such post-colonial treasure hunting. From the words and phrases incorporated into his works, the images used, exhibition layout, to the show’s title, and even the…

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After first passing through a black room, the viewer discovers that the large exhibition hall actually contains three rooms, each painted a different color. The middle room is yellow. A blue room, multi-angled, juts out from one end of the gallery, its walls seemingly transparent and spectral. Only one work is placed outside of the…

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Executive Director of M+ West Kowloon Cultural Authority LEAP Why did you decide to accept the position at M+? LARS NITTVE What really attracted me to the job was that the ambitions here were quite uncompromising. On the one hand, they are trying to create something that sets really high standards. At the same time,…

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ART FAIRS PRESENT perfect opportunities to observe the local economy and art ecology. Already in its third year, Art Stage Singapore has again chosen the country’s most luxurious locale, the Marina Bay Sands conference center, as the exhibition venue. A total of 131 galleries from 25 countries participated in this year’s fair. Seventy-five percent of…

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NICOLAS CECCALDI A friend recently complained about Nicolas Ceccaldi’s exhibition “Wearables” at Real Fine Arts in Brooklyn: “Yeah, you can tell he’s from Berlin. No one who lives in New York would waste that opportunity.” Though Ceccaldi’s exhibition undoubtedly wasn’t a missed opportunity in the opinion of yours truly, it precisely challenged the male-ego-driven sculpture…

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LEAP 47 | Spring/Summer 2018